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Latest Sightings:

House Sparrow in Northborough

February 20, 2019

A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this house sparrow in Northborough.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

February 18, 2019

A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a dark-eyed junco, a downy woodpecker, a house finch, a tufted titmouse, a white-breasted nuthatch, and a white-throated sparrow in Framingham.

White-tailed Deer in Framingham

February 17, 2019

Lise Boh recorded this video of two white-tailed deer in Framingham.

Canada Geese in Marlborough

February 16, 2019

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ducks on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough

February 16, 2019

A common merganser (front) and a common goldeneye on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common merganser (front) and a common goldeneye on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A pair of common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A pair of common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a common goldeneye and common mergansers on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Nuthatch and Kinglet in Sudbury

February 16, 2019

A white-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A golden-crowned kinglet in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A golden-crowned kinglet in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

Dan Trippe photographed a white-breasted nuthatch and a golden-crowned kinglet in Sudbury.

Sparrows in Southborough

February 16, 2019

A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed house sparrows and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

February 15, 2019

A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern cardinal in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-throated sparrow in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a dark-eyed junco, a downy woodpecker, a house sparrow, a northern cardinal, and a white-throated sparrow in Framingham.

American Goldfinch in Framingham

February 11, 2019

An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Todd Boli.
An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Todd Boli.

Todd Boli photographed this American goldfinch in Framingham.

Barred Owl in Wayland

February 11, 2019

A barred owl in Wayland, photographed by Len May.
A barred owl in Wayland, photographed by Len May.

Len May photographed this barred owl in Wayland.

Feeder Birds at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln

February 6, 2019

An American goldfinch in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A dark-eyed junco in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A downy woodpecker in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American goldfinches, black-capped chickadees, a dark-eyed junco, and downy woodpeckers at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln.

Mallards and a Gull in Marlborough

February 6, 2019

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed mallards and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Turkey Tails at Mt. Ward in Marlborough

February 6, 2019

Turkey tails at Mt. Ward in Marlborough, photographed by Karin Paquin.
Turkey tails at Mt. Ward in Marlborough, photographed by Karin Paquin.

Karin Paquin photographed these turkey tail mushrooms at Mt. Ward in Marlborough.

Barred Owl at Greenways in Wayland

February 5, 2019

A barred owl at Greenways in Wayland, photographed by Billie McNeill.
A barred owl at Greenways in Wayland, photographed by Billie McNeill.

Billie McNeill photographed this barred owl at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland.

Rainbow in Lincoln

February 5, 2019

A rainbow in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
A rainbow in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed this rainbow in Lincoln.

Rainbow in Marlborough

February 5, 2019

A rainbow in Marlborough, photographed by Karin Paquin.
A rainbow in Marlborough, photographed by Karin Paquin.

Karin Paquin photographed this rainbow in Marlborough.

Red-tailed Hawks in Framingham

February 5, 2019

Red-tailed hawks in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Red-tailed hawks in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Red-tailed hawks in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Red-tailed hawks in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Red-tailed hawks in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Red-tailed hawks in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these red-tailed hawks in Framingham.

Gray Squirrel in Framingham

February 4, 2019

A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this gray squirrel in Framingham.

Backyard Birds in Northborough

January 31, 2019

A dark-eyed junco in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A dark-eyed junco in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A house sparrow in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed a dark-eyed junco and a house sparrow in Northborough.

Red-bellied Woodpecker in Wayland

January 31, 2019

A red-bellied woodpecker in Wayland, photographed by Margo Levy.
A red-bellied woodpecker in Wayland, photographed by Margo Levy.

Margo Levy photographed this red-bellied woodpecker at her feeder in Wayland.

Northern Flicker in Stow

January 30, 2019

A northern flicker in Stow, photographed by Laura Reiner.
A northern flicker in Stow, photographed by Laura Reiner.

Laura Reiner photographed this northern flicker at her feeder in Stow.

White-tailed Deer in Framingham

January 30, 2019

Lise Boh recorded this video of a herd of white-tailed deer in Framingham.

Backyard Birds and a Squirrel in Framingham

January 29, 2019

Lise Boh recorded this video of birds and a gray squirrel at her feeders in Framingham.

Northern Pintails and a Gadwall in Marlborough

January 25, 2019

A gadwall at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gadwall at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a gadwall and northern pintails at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

White-tailed Deer in Framingham

January 23, 2019

A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these white-tailed deer in Framingham.